Echoes

July 12, 2013 

a bear

is there

there is

a bear

is a

bear

there

i see

a bear

may i

trust

that what

i see

is

there

you

say you

dont see

the bear

but you

are not

me

how many

are required

to make

a

we

why should

i believe

you see

more

accurately

lets seek

an authority

they cant

confirm

any bear

is there

it remains

a possibility

do i easily

surrender

my realities

defer

to you

or some

expert

view

how many

varieties

exist

of valid

human

perceptions

how wide

the divide

between

actual

and socially

acceptable

must i keep

silent

about

the bear

i see

so you

wont be

afraid of

or stigmatize

me

we will

know

it all

if west

fields

a new

linebacker

this fall

of course

if a spouse

exclaims

someone

has been

sleeping

in my bed

explain

oh honey

those bears

just love

sweet things

h.

Hubert Neth, a United Methodist pastor, has been contributing to the Journal for more than 20 years.

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